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About me

In practice continuously since 1980, I have provided quality estate planning advice and assistance attuned to my clients' priorities and goals in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Practice includes the creation and implementation of living trust-based estate plans; trust and probate estate administration services.


I serve clients throughout Northeast Ohio, including the counties of Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Ottawa, Portage & Summit.  In fact, in special cases I have been known to make house calls in the Greater Cleveland area.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 84%
    22 years
  2. Estate Planning: 10%
    22 years
  3. Probate: 5%
    35 years
  4. Wills: 1%
    35 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Joseph Reynolds

    I have become acquainted with Attorney Watling through his many well thought-out responses about some very difficult questions. He is thoughtful, intelligent, and really seems to care about the quality of the information and advice he gives. I recommend him!


    William Reynolds Family Attorney
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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

5171 Wallings Road, #130
N. Royalton, OH, 44133-3198

815 Superior Aveue
Suite 1915
Cleveland, OH, 44114



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJustin J Watling Company2004 - Present
AssociateDennis C Jackson Co1994 - 2004
PartnerMotta, McCormack Wolgamuth & Watling1987 - 1994
AssociateChattman Garfield Friedlander & Paul1980 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law SectionMember1995 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1980
Ohio State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning for the Sandwich GenerationEstate Planning2010
Emerald Village, North Olmsted, OhioImportant Lifetime Estate Planning Documents2010
Ford Retirees Spouse GroupLiving TrustsN/A
AARP - Strongsville ChapterEstate Planning Q&AN/A